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From Russia with Love (1963)

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James Bond willingly falls into an assassination plot involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Johanna Harwood (adaptation)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... James Bond
Daniela Bianchi ... Tatiana Romanova
Pedro Armendáriz ... Ali Kerim Bey (as Pedro Armendariz)
Lotte Lenya ... Rosa Klebb
Robert Shaw ... Donald 'Red' Grant
Bernard Lee ... 'M'
Eunice Gayson ... Sylvia Trench
Walter Gotell ... Morzeny
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... Vavra (as Francis de Wolff)
George Pastell ... Train Conductor
Nadja Regin ... Kerim's Mistress
Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Aliza Gur ... Vida
Martine Beswick ... Zora (as Martin Beswick)
Vladek Sheybal ... Kronsteen
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Storyline

James Bond 007 is on the search for a Russian decoding machine, known as "Lektor". Bond needs to find this machine, before the evil S.P.E.C.T.R.E. organization discovers it. While being romantically linked with Russian girl, Tatiana Romanova, Bond sneaks his way around Istanbul, while each S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent tries to pick him off, including the over powering Donald "Red" Grant and ex K.G.B. Agent Rosa Klebb, who knows all of the tricks in the book, and even possesses an incredible poison tipped shoe. Written by simon_hrdng

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FANTASTIC 'BOND' SALE [Reissue poster] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Russian | Turkish | Romany

Release Date:

27 May 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From Russia with Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,796,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,808,046
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Hélène Chanel, Marisa Mell, Norma Foster, Maria Kazan, Gabriella Licudi, Talitha Pol, Marilù Tolo, and Aliza Gur were considered for the role of Tatiana Romanova. Gur was eventually cast in the role of Vida. See more »

Goofs

Making their escape by train, Bond and Tatiana are given cover documents to aid their escape. Bond tells Tatiana that they are Mr & Mrs David Somerset and that her cover name is Caroline. They briefly discuss the particulars of their cover identities and from that point on they should assume that they are being observed, so should always maintain their covers. Just a moment later, James opens the compartment door and loudly calls her "Tania". No well-trained spy would ever make such a basic mistake. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Morzeny: [after Grant kills a look-a-like Bond] Exactly one minute, fifty-two seconds. That's excellent.
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Crazy Credits

THE END NOT QUITE THE END JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN THE NEXT IAN FLEMING THRILLER.. "GOLDFINGER" See more »

Alternate Versions

Russian dialogue is translated in subtitles on some video prints of the film, but not on some TV prints. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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User Reviews

 
Top-notch.
15 August 1999 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

By no means a great movie, but a top-notch BOND movie. Connery isn't yet as entertaining as he later became (especially in "Thunderball"), but he is certainly more confident and likable than he was in "'Dr.No". This is probably the only GENUINE spy movie in the series, and it contains (in my opinion) the best-sustained sequence of all the Bonds (the Connery-Shaw fight and the 15 minutes leading to it). Unfortunately, the two following climaxes (especially the boat chase) can't approach the same level of quality. It's still above-average.


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